We like everyone who stays at our campsite to have an enjoyable time, so we politely ask that you observe a few simple rules.

Vehicles and parking

There is no vehicular access to the site whatsoever for visitors.  The nearest you can park is approximately 1.5 miles away, either at Bignor Hill car park (SU974129) or Northwood Junction (SU959098) where the tarmac road runs out.


There is no reception at Gumber, please pitch your tent in the field with the picnic tables or set up in the Barn in your allocated room.  A Ranger will be by at some point in the day.  If you have a balance to pay and haven’t seen a member of staff please leave it in the honesty box in the kitchen.

Shared facilities

The facilities at Gumber are all shared so we expect you to leave them in a way you’d like to find them.

Quiet please

Quiet hours on site are between 10pm and 7am.  We expect you to be considerate of other guests and the residents of Gumber Farm.

Arrival and departure times

Arrival times should be after 2pm, please note that you may find the site difficult to find if you arrive after dark so please bring a torch. Please be packed up by 10.30am on the day of your departure.


No dogs are allowed to stay on site. Gumber is a working farm and we cannot run the risk of incidents with livestock.


We ask you to please recycle where you can, split recycling bins are provided in the kitchen.  Please rinse dirty items prior to putting in recycling.


A campfire is only allowed on the communal fire circle.  Fire wood can be foraged for in the woods to the south of the campsite.  Please only collect wood on the ground, please do not cut down any trees.


Smoking is not allowed in or around the camping barn or covered cart shed area.


Please use the large communal BBQ on site (Slindon charcoal available for purchase) individual or disposable BBQs need to be raised above the ground and not used on picnic tables.

Working Farm

Gumber Farm is a working farm, please do not explore the farm yards or other barns and buildings or disturb the livestock.  Please close all gates behind you and we also ask you not to feed the pony.

Large groups

We only accept large affiliated groups such as Scouts or Duke of Edinburgh Award.  Proof of group status will be required when booking.  Group leaders will be asked to complete a group booking form including details of party numbers, tents etc..  Please note we never guarantee exclusive use of the site.

Small print

In addition to the site rules above we also have some terms and conditions that apply to your booking on a National Trust campsite. Please read them through below. You can also read them on the campsite notice board.

Campers pitch their tent

Camping terms and conditions 

Terms and conditions which apply to all National Trust campsite bookings.

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